One of the funnest places to go house-peeping is none other than New Orleans, Louisiana. After Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, there has been renewal and rebuilding taking place, giving houses - and whole neighborhoods - a renewed sense of pride and history.
Of course not everyone could rebuild and many homes were lost, but the beautiful restorations rising from the piles of rubble are truly heartening. It’s amazing what a new coat of paint can do to awaken one’s spirit.
New Orleans is the city that brought us Tabasco sauce, Po’boys, poker and Jazz – Jazz being a word meaning “energetic or vigorous”.